The area of clinical research is sub divided into clinical working groups which meet up regularly and coordinate their research activities. The groups and individual scientists are supported by the coordinating centre for nuclear medicine. Here not only research projects of working groups are supported but also §27 third party funds managed. Research results are presented and discussed weekly within the framework of an internal training course. As a result the interdisciplinary discourse is to be supported and young scientists are given the forum to learn how to handle research results in a structured way or to discuss project ideas with science mentors.